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One Thing Leading To Another [Jan. 15th, 2017|11:10 am]
Tony Grist
It's odd how one field will be all but clear of snow and the one next to it still have something like a full covering. Is it to do with how exposed they are or does the nature of the surface play a part?  Our field which is tussocky pasturage is mostly clear but the neighbour's field which has been picked down to bare earth by chickens and geese is still snowy.

The police helicopter is making circles overhead- as it does sometimes. Noisy, bloody rattletrap! I assume it's watching the traffic on the A21.

Talking about flying rattletraps, the Estorick gallery in North London is currently hosting an exhibition of work by artists and photographers who were also airmen in the Great War. Sydney Carline is a name that has been forgotten and shouldn't have been. This image is suddenly all over the media. It shows British scouts (in Sopwith Camels, I think) leaving their aerodrome and flying over the Asiago plateau in Italy in 1918.



Here's another of his. It shows a British plane flying over the desert in Mesopotamia in 1919...



Carline died young- not in combat or in a flying accident, but from pneumonia- which developed after visiting his fellow artist John Nash on a particulary cold evening in 1929.
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2017-01-15 11:50 am (UTC)
Was at the Estorick for the private view on Thursday.

It's an amazing show!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-15 11:59 am (UTC)
Ah, so that's why you were down in London!
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2017-01-15 12:01 pm (UTC)
We're friends of the gallery but we wanted to catch the Caravaggio before it finished too so it made a day out worthwhile (as did the macaroni cheese in the Hope and Anchor in Islington, one of himself's old haunts)! :o)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-15 12:12 pm (UTC)
Macaroni cheese!

I make quite a mean cheese sauce myself. It's one of my few culinary accomplishments.

When I was a very young man I used to go to the Swiss Centre on Leicester Square specifically to indulge in their cheese fondue...
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2017-01-15 01:45 pm (UTC)
Real comfort food at this time of year.

For the carnivores, they also offer it with pulled pork or pulled chicken on top.

Mmmmm.....fondue!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-15 02:08 pm (UTC)
Haven't eaten fondue in a good while now.

I seem to remember owning a fondue set once- back when they were trendy.
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2017-01-15 04:20 pm (UTC)
All of five minutes!
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2017-01-15 02:12 pm (UTC)
!! Thank you for this! I will be sure to take a look.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-01-15 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thought it would be up your street.
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